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NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions - OU0772

 Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 01.674' W 76° 47.861' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 August 2014
 Date Created: 27 August 2014
 Last Modified: 25 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU0772

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2664 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Snakes Bring Your Own Pen Offset Cache Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

Trail Guide - Print before you and save the refuge the expense.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed Federal Holidays
Trails & Grounds Open Sunrise to Sunset, Closed Federal Holidays



If you are here while the visitor center is open, you can also pick up a copy of their National Wildlife Visitor Center GPS Adventure packet.  I've based these virtuals on the 6 activities that are part of the GPS Adventure, so they will be visiting the same locations.  If you complete 3 of the 6 activities, you can return to the Visitor Center for a small prize.

 


Now for the cache, itself.  The given coords will bring you to the first sign along a loop of signs dedicated to various convervationists.  Start at the first sign and work your way around the loop seeking the answers to the following...

George P. M. served 3 terms in Congress beginning in xxAB.

William T. H. was integral in saving a particular species that by xxCD was no longer in danger of extinction.

Ernest T. S. wrote a 400 page instruction book in xxEF that later contributed to the launch of a major world wide movement.

Ira N. G. became the first director of the ____ Service in xxGH.

Rachel C. published a book in xxJK that became the symbol of the environmental movement.

Claudia A. T. J. was a key force behind the passage of a notable piece of environmental legislation in xxLM.

Jay N. D. proposed the creation of the first wildlife research center in xxNO.


Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Enter the Log Password of ABCDEFGHJKLMNO.

 


Please Note: This cache has been placed with the cooperation of Amy Shoop of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  Please provide input on your experience with the cache and during your visit, in general, in your log.  For additional information about the refuge and activities there, you may contact [email protected].

See Also:

NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound (OU0759)

NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center (OU0756)

NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests (OU0773)

Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)



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Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 39° 01.660'
W 76° 47.960'
 Visitor Center Parking 


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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 29 August 2014 DisneyScout Found it

Make sure you bring a pencil and paper for this one! Great trail commemorating great people!
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another great person
another great person

1 29 August 2014 sfcchaz Found it

I had some free time this afternoon and wanted to seek this new series for the current OCNA contest. I got the 5 that were published so far. I walked a total of 2.9 miles, but I did back track a couple times and also went into the Visitor Center.

This was the third one of the series today. I actually went around this one backwards as I was coming from Waterfowl Wonders. Probably saved a little time that way. You know, you never really give any thought to all the painstaking work that people do all around us. I really appreciate the work all these folks have done. I can only hope to be able to make some kind of impact one day. TFTC